Khaleque Nawaz Khan

Khaleque Nawaz Khan (26 March 1926 – 2 October 1971) was a Bangladeshi language activist, politician and lawyer belonging to Awami League. He was a member of the East Bengal Legislative Assembly. He was conferred with Ekushey Padak posthumously in 2008 for his contribution to the Language Movement.[1]

Khaleque Nawaz Khan
Born(1926-03-26)26 March 1926
Died2 October 1971(1971-10-02) (aged 45)
Alma materUniversity of Dhaka
Political partyAwami League
AwardsEkushey Padak (2008)

BiographyEdit

Khan was born on 26 March 1926 at Achargaon in Nandail of Mymensingh.[2] His father Elahi Nawaz Khan was a sub deputy magistrate and his mother Altafunnesa was a housewife. He completed matriculation from Nandail Chandipasha High School in 1942.[2] Later, he completed intermediate studies from Islamia College in 1944. After that, he got admitted into Dhaka University graduated from there in 1948. Later, he received LLB degree from there in 1952.[2] During his student life he was elected as the vice president of Baker Hostel Students' Union in 1944. He was the founding general secretary of East Pakistan Muslim Chhatra League.[3]

Khan took part in the Language Movement. He was a member of the Rastrabhasa Sangram Parishad.[4] He took part in picketing on 11 January 1948 as a part of hartal and he was arrested for this.[5]

Khan also took part in the Language Movement on February 1952. An arrest warrant was issued against him on 28 February 1952.[2] Later, he was arrested. He was released on January 1953.[2]

Khan was elected as a member of the East Bengal Legislative Assembly in 1954. He beat then Chief Minister of East Bengal Nurul Amin in the election.[6]

Khan died on 2 October 1971 at the age of 45.[2] After his death he was conferred with Ekushey Padak posthumously in 2008 for his contribution to the Language Movement.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "একুশে পদকপ্রাপ্ত সুধীবৃন্দ" (PDF). Ministry of Cultural Affairs (in Bengali). Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f "স্মরণ : ভাষাসৈনিক খালেক নওয়াজ খান". Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 2 October 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "ছাত্রলীগের ৭০তম প্রতিষ্ঠাবার্ষিকী আজ". Ekushey Television (in Bengali). 4 January 2019. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "নাজিমুদ্দিনের ঘোষণায় মায়ের ভাষার মর্যাদা রক্ষার নতুন শপথ". Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 4 February 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "ঐতিহাসিক ১১ মার্চের আন্দোলন ও বঙ্গবন্ধু শেখ মুজিবুর রহমান". Bhorer Kagoj (in Bengali). 11 March 2017. Retrieved 16 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Zaman, Habibuz (1999). Seventy Years in a Shaky Subcontinent. Janus Publishing Company Limited. p. 182. ISBN 1-85756-405-7.